Stephen Bramall

Stephen Bramall leads on transport in London. With over thirty five year’s experience of working in the transport sector, both within government and as a seasoned public affairs practitioner, he has unrivalled experience in developing comprehensive strategies to inform and shape transport policy and to manage campaigns to advance a client’s commercial interests. With significant experience of the various legislative processes, procurement procedures and stakeholder engagement strategies, Stephen provides the highest level strategic counsel to transport interests, as well as providing hands on practical advice on the most effective way to inform and shape transport policy and procurement strategies.

Posts by Stephen Bramall

Thoughts on the Rail Strategy

Hot on the heals of the government’s Industrial Strategy, the Department for Transport has published its latest strategy for the railways. The headline grabbing stuff about opening up new routes to unlock housing and development sounds exciting enough, and probably is if it all comes to pass, but aside from plans for the new East […]

Now until 2020: The Great era of political chaos?

With the Party conference season over, now is a good moment to assess the broad political landscape, because whichever way you look at it, it’s not pretty. Much has been written about the problems faced by Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, and doesn’t need too much repetition here.  Safe to say that with one recent ICM […]

May and Leadsom enter final ballot

So, twenty six years after the demise of Margaret Thatcher, the UK is once again to have a female Prime Minister. The Tory Party, so often portrayed as the bastion of traditional conservativism, made up of Bullington Club toffs, has once again created the opportunity to position itself as a progressive, modern political force. On […]

More than a resignation, this is an act of war

The quiet man of politics has finally roared. Iain Duncan Smith’s resignation last Friday may have taken people by surprise, but in reality it’s no surprise at all.  The relationship between IDS and the Chancellor has, at best, always been tense. Their dislike for each other is an open secret, and IDS’s direct and almost […]

Confusing Start to the Referendum campaign

It’s only four days into the EU referendum campaign and many are already confused.  Senior ministers in the government are making directly contradictory claims about the impact of withdrawing from the EU.  David Cameron tells us our national security will be put at risk if we leave.  Yet Iain Duncan Smith tells us our national […]

The election: A constitutional crisis?

Are we sleepwalking into a constitutional crisis? Asks our Director of Transport, Steve Bramall With a week to go to polling day, the opinion polls tell us that Labour is in with a good chance of being the largest party on 8 May and, should Ed Miliband so chose, will be able to run an effective […]